Sh. M. L. Gupta
The importance of education has been universally acknowledged and as he inferred from the various articles of the great leaders, thinkers and philosophers that no subject is of greater importance than that of education and it (Education) is the only panacea for all social ills / evils. It made him to develop a firm conviction and belief that illiteracy is a curse and it has to be eliminated altogether. According to him it is possible only when education is made available absolutely free to one and all especially to the children from economical weaker section and every child of school going age must go to school. He/ She should not be deprived of his / her basic right of education because of poverty and ignorance of his / her parents.
With this conviction in his mind, once he happened to meet a few children of school going age picking up rags from the garbage, he asked them if they were studying, One of them mustered courage with tears in his eyes replied ‘no’ because they were from poor and illiterate families and if they did not work, they would starve. They did not have money and time for studying and none would allow them to even enter in school with such dirty clothes. He sobbingly said that they could study only in the afternoon and that too completely free.
This pathetic plight of these children moved him (Founder) and drew tears in his eyes too. He took (boy’s) his version as that of a class and He (Founder) made a firm resolve to arrange completely Free Education for such poor and street children with absolutely free provision of reading and writing materials and uniform etc. to the best of his ability and capacity after his retirement. This is how this seed was sown and germinated and the Project of completely free education to the poor and street children started on 20.09.1999 in D.C. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sec – 9, Faridabad with a meager number of 15 children.